Do you want to make a change to your backyard, to be the ‘host-with-the-most' during your backyard BBQs and ladies night parties? Would you like your backyard to be more inviting, relaxing, and warm? Well, there's nothing that could beat having a cozy and charming outdoor fireplace right in your backyard!
Enjoy looking at the stars at night while staying warm, dry off quickly after a late night dip in the pool, and have a center point to gather around with your friends. Having a fireplace outdoors makes summer nights your favorite moment of the day.
However, designing an outdoor fireplace can be quite a handful! Where do you even start? The best way to begin is by inspiring yourself with ideas of already-built outdoor fireplaces. Take a look through these stunning images and see which ones jump out at you. From there, all you have to do is customize the look to your property and taste, and in no time you will be cozying up next to the fire with a glass of wine and friends.
1. Make a Statement
A large chimney always makes a statement. Cozy on up next to this warm fireplace on a summers night.
2. Bright and White
A blank canvas with white and cream tones to let the reds from the fire catch your eye.
3. With a View
I love that the fireplace is the centerpiece yet has a stunning backdrop of lush nature.
4. Two Sided
One side fireplace, the other side built-in BBQ! How cool is that?
A 1920's Dutch colonial design gives this design a fresh vintage feel.
Nothing more luxurious than cozying up beside the fire after a nighttime dip in the pool.
7. Bench Seating
A large brick fireplace with room for decoration and lots of space to relax.
8. More Light
This fireplace doesn't just count on the fire to light up your night, it has built-in lanterns too.
Get a sleek look by going for a more modern design.
This fireplace has pretty soft tones, a chevron brick interior, and a pretty overall look.
Stick with straight lines and accomplish an eye-catching modern look.
This Spanish inspired fireplace is Instagram-worthy!
Go for something small and chic so you can always take it with you if you move!
14. Firewood Storage
This large and in charge outdoor fireplace has lots of room to store wood close by.
Charm your guests with your simple brick fireplace perfect for hosting parties.
16. Small Patio
Even a small patio can have huge potential. Design something cozy that makes you want to be outside more.
Slated rocks to create the whole of your fireplace and chimney looks lovely!
18. Dark Brick
I really love the whole look of this patio space. The dark brick fireplace, the comfy chairs, and the lovely decorations.
19. Mosaic Masonry
Here's a lovely and charming design with a softly curving chimney and soft colors.
20. Bricks and Rocks
Rough natural bricks contrasting with smooth surfaces create a fireplace that has it all!
21. Fireplace and Grill
The perfect place to cook hot dogs and roast marshmallows!
22. Big and Small
Add some character to your fireplace by using a diversity of boulders and stones with a Flintstone appeal.
Your fireplace has the potential to be a monumental piece of art by utilizing creativity and design.
My favorite detail about this stunning rustic outdoor fireplace is the small wooden doors covering the log storage.
Watch the football game while staying warm and enjoying the outdoors all at the same time.
26. In the Yard
Make your yard a place you won't be able to resist spending your time.
27. Small but Mighty
It may be small, but it does the job! An excellent option for smaller areas.
28. Table Top
A fireplace as the main centerpiece of your poolside table. Very luxurious!
29. Tiny Terrace
A tiny terrace needs a tiny fireplace, but that doesn't mean it won't make a big statement!
Build your fireplace right into the side of your house! I love it!
A fascinating design with a large looking chimney and just a small fire spot.
32. Big Screen
Watch the big game in luxury and keep your feet warm while relaxing by the pool.
A pergola covering your fireplace will ensure protection and let you enjoy the warmth of the fire even on rainy days.
34. Broken Rock
A lovely rock design with a dark metal fireplace and plenty of space for decorating.
Have you been inspired?
As you can see, fireplaces can really differ in their design, their shape, their size, and the overall feeling they give off. You could go for the luxurious look and design a large fireplace with intricate masonry work or go for something simple and easy to move around. You could go for a sleek and smooth design that says “modern and minimalist,” or you could go for something vintage and Victorian that reminds you of old courtyards.
First, take a look at the space you're working with, then, decide what kind of atmosphere you want to create. From there get out your pen and paper and start designing the perfect patio fireplace for you and the whole family to enjoy.